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Mishikhwutmetunne Tribe

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Mishikhwutmetunne Indians (‘people who dwell on the stream called Mishi’). An Athapascan tribe formerly occupying villages on upper Coquille River, Oregon.  In 1861 they numbered 55 men, 75 women and 85 children1. In 1884 the survivors were on Siletz Reservation.  Dorsey2 int hat year obtained the following list of their villages (which he calls gentes) as they formerly existed on Coquille River form the Kusan country to the head of the stream, although not necessarily at one period: Chockrelatan, Chuntshataatunne, duldulthawaiame, Enitunne, Ilsethlthawaiame, Katomemetunne, Khinukhtunne, Khweshtunne, Kimestunne, Kthukhwestunne, Kthunataachutunne, Meshtshe, Makhituntunne, Nakhochatunne, Natarghiliitunne, Natsushltatunne, Nilestunne, Rghoyinestunne, Sathlrekhtun, Sekhushtuntunne, Sunsunnestunne, Sushltakhotthatunne, Thlkwantiyatunne, Thluchikhwutmetunne, Timethltunne, Tkhlunkhastunne, Tsatarghekhetunne, Tthinatlitunne, Tulwutmetunne, Tuskhustunne and Tustatukhuushi.

Footnotes

  1. Indian Affairs Reports, 162, 1861 

  2. Dorsey, Jour. Am. Folk-lore, iii, 232, 1890 


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